Nut Former

Set up and operate machines to shear, form, and punch nut blanks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Nut Formers do?

Sets up and operates one or more automatic machines to shear, form, and punch nut blanks from hot or cold metal bar or coiled stock: Installs punching and shearing dies in machine, using wrenches, rule, hammer, and gauges. Threads end of coiled stock from feeder reel through straightening rolls and against stop in machine, or aligns bar stock between dies by hand or using tongs for hot bar stock. Starts machine and observes feeding operation, or feeds bar stock against dies. Measures nut blanks with gauges and adjusts dies to maintain specified dimensions. May regulate electric induction or gas furnace to heat stock. May set up machine for PRODUCTION-MACHINE TENDER.

Should I be a Nut Former?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Nut Former

    Most Nut Formers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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